Companies House would like to apologise for the quality of service that customers received towards the end of last week. This was primarily due to a small minority of customer exceeding rate limits. This has caused service issues for the rest of our customer base. May we please take this opportunity to remind all customers of our fair use policy:
Acceptable use of Companies House Searchable Databases
The Companies House searchable databases are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users wishing to interrogate our information on-line.
Due to limitations of equipment and bandwidth, they are not intended to be a source for bulk downloads.
Individuals, companies, IP addresses or blocks of IP addresses who deny or degrade service to other users by generating unusually high numbers of daily database accesses, whether generated manually or in an automated fashion, may be denied access to these services without notice.